Tenganan Ancient Village
Tenganan Ancient Village
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  • Raymondale
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    pandan perang
    last year i visited tenganan village in November.this year i revisited Bali in June,and came to this village again.this time i came for pandan perang,or pandan war festival.Pandan war was carried out in order to honor the God of War, namely Indra. actually it is not the first time i watch pandan perang. but still want to see. it was hot that day.and the stage for pandan perang is crowded.my mobile phone felt hot too,the system warned me that i must keep it to a cold place.so i cant use it to take photos.luckily,i have other phone,so i wont miss the exiting scene.but this phone felt hot later,so i used my phone alternately.the padan war normally started at 14,00 ,and ended around 15,00, normally the festival is held in june.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 June 2023
  • PelleasPhiladelphia
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania996 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and uncomfortable
    First off, always strange to go to an “unspoiled” place as a tourist. Decided to go as it’s been a tourist attraction already for a long time. It’s a lovely little village but it’s odd that it now is mostly focused on ways to sell things to tourists, some not even sourcing from there (ie Javanese antiques). But the weaving is nice and my child enjoyed the animals walking around. So there you have it…
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 August 2023
  • edmjl
    221 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    An ancient Bali Aga village not far from Candi Dasa
    We got a tip off by a hotel staff to visit this place. First glance, we liked the place. But soon after we entered the compound, a row of sellers selling all kind of handmade crafts started to call for our attention. The items were overly priced, tourist price. Bargaining skill comes handy here. We walked till the end, passed the small scale restaurant and home from the locals, and then walked back again. We stopped and entered several workshops/homes/ shops. But only 1 which was very interesting (unfortunately we forgot the name). A weaving workshop for the ikat fabric. An old lady was busy weaving the ikat while the host explained to the full length the whole process of the weaving, from how the coloring (tie-dye method) was done to the complexion of weaving techniques. He showed us with the loop the difference between single and double ikat methods on the done product. Very interesting! Because of him, we enjoyed this place.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,593 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The village has deteriorated.
    This was our third visit to Tenganan Ancient Village and, frankly, disappointing. Arrived early, office open to receive entrance fee/donation, but no village guides. We were accompanied by our driver and strolled through the village viewing the buildings of which only a few were open. The only people who approached us were the fortune tellers who, for a fee, offered to predict our future.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 August 2023
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Caroline J
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
BEWARE of scam. We hoped to see an old fashioned working village but you will be cornered in one of the many shops by extremely hard selling “guides” hawking mass produced stuff that they claim is made on site by artisans. No sign of workshops or production whatsoever. Very awkward and unpleasant experience. If you go, steel yourself. Would not recommend.
Written 28 February 2024
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SimplyDrapi
Ljubljana, Slovenia424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is really exeptional village. Go there early in the morning, because later it is full of turists. Despite turists, you get a good notion of one of Balinese traditions. There are so many - this one is of few preserved.
Written 2 January 2024
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cjmc1
Perth, Australia20 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Don't go if you can help it. We thought paying a nice donation would avoid the "hard sell tactics" but we basically got taken to what seemed like a personal home to buy things. When we said we were here for a tour of the village and not to purchase anything it seemed the tour ended right there. So we stood awkwardly in the little street for a few minutes then just went back to the car and left.... it was a weird experience considering they are probably looking for touristic recommendations.
Written 3 October 2023
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,593 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This was our third visit to Tenganan Ancient Village and, frankly, disappointing. Arrived early, office open to receive entrance fee/donation, but no village guides. We were accompanied by our driver and strolled through the village viewing the buildings of which only a few were open. The only people who approached us were the fortune tellers who, for a fee, offered to predict our future.
Written 29 August 2023
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BM23
Seminyak, Indonesia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Amazing place and must visit. Had a little Balinese / Local snacks with great Bali Coffee. Great vibe as well
Written 26 August 2023
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edmjl
amsterdam221 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We got a tip off by a hotel staff to visit this place. First glance, we liked the place. But soon after we entered the compound, a row of sellers selling all kind of handmade crafts started to call for our attention. The items were overly priced, tourist price. Bargaining skill comes handy here.

We walked till the end, passed the small scale restaurant and home from the locals, and then walked back again. We stopped and entered several workshops/homes/ shops. But only 1 which was very interesting (unfortunately we forgot the name). A weaving workshop for the ikat fabric. An old lady was busy weaving the ikat while the host explained to the full length the whole process of the weaving, from how the coloring (tie-dye method) was done to the complexion of weaving techniques. He showed us with the loop the difference between single and double ikat methods on the done product. Very interesting! Because of him, we enjoyed this place.
Written 17 August 2023
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PelleasPhiladelphia
Philadelphia, PA996 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
First off, always strange to go to an “unspoiled” place as a tourist. Decided to go as it’s been a tourist attraction already for a long time. It’s a lovely little village but it’s odd that it now is mostly focused on ways to sell things to tourists, some not even sourcing from there (ie Javanese antiques). But the weaving is nice and my child enjoyed the animals walking around. So there you have it…
Written 16 August 2023
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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
last year i visited tenganan village in November.this year i revisited Bali in June,and came to this village again.this time i came for pandan perang,or pandan war festival.Pandan war was carried out in order to honor the God of War, namely Indra. actually it is not the first time i watch pandan perang. but still want to see. it was hot that day.and the stage for pandan perang is crowded.my mobile phone felt hot too,the system warned me that i must keep it to a cold place.so i cant use it to take photos.luckily,i have other phone,so i wont miss the exiting scene.but this phone felt hot later,so i used my phone alternately.the padan war normally started at 14,00 ,and ended around 15,00, normally the festival is held in june.
Written 30 June 2023
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happipixie
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Can't believe how many years I've been coming to Bali and not been here. Tenganan Dauh Tukad -- not to be confused with the Bali Aga village on Jalan Tenganan - is a beautiful gem. Peaceful - no traffic and so clean and tidy. Entrance fee by donation and taken around by a resident of the village who explained all about the history. Very interesting and well worth the visit. No pressure into looking around and purchasing.
Written 25 March 2023
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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
last month i revisited here when i was going to candidasa,i had a tour with a driver. tenganan village is the last stop.i remembered the first time when i visited here,i bought a lontar painting book.on the second time i visited here,i bought a ikat weaving cloth. and i watched its famous pandan war twice.this time, i visited double ikat weaving workshop and ratten basket shop.i didnt buy any double ikat clothes,cuz the price quite expensive.but i bought two small rattern baskets,the seller explained to me why rattan basket is expensive,cuz the quality is very good.i agreed with her.that day,i was the last traveller ,so the village is quiet,i felt comfortable.i will come here again,maybe watching pandan war again, or maybe shopping again,or just wandering around the village.
Written 23 December 2022
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